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  • Coastal itineraries sail eastern seaboard from Maine to Florida
  • Four cozy small ships offer hassle-free cruising
  • Large cabins with the only balconies in the U.S. coastal industry
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135 American USA Cruise Reviews

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jackmoss
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
Marvelous cruise overall. Weather was perfect. Crew was exemplary. Ports were well chosen and of great interest for the most part. Highlights were West Point, Albany and Hyde Park. The Independence is beautifully designed, with ample ... Read more
sightseer2
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As members of the Eagle Society, we are dedicated to cruising on American Cruise Lines. The Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise was our most recent and 4th cruise with American Cruise Lines. We thoroughly enjoy each cruise so we continue to ... Read more
364 interstate
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
We enjoyed the atmosphere of the cocktail and Hors d' oeuvres in the Chesapeake lounge. The room was set up in a relaxing and friendly manor. The Hors d' oeuvres were delicious they were brought around fresh and hot. We loved the fresh ... Read more
donna.zelazny
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We went with 2 other couples and had a wonderful time. The crew was wonderful and the wait staff was outstanding. We really enjoyed the young staff. They were so full of energy and were always so helpful. Janine, Val, Davita and the chef ... Read more
jim.ferris@comcast.net
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
We toured the islands in RI. Shore excursions were awesome. Loved having the young students as servers as they were fun, polite, helpful and gracious. Food and anything you wanted for food or drinks met any requests. Jaene, cruise director ... Read more
sablatt
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My family of six (88, 61, 59, 29, 25, & 18 years old) took the two Owner's cabins, which each can hold three people and are located on the top deck, next to the captain's cabin. The captain was always at the helm or corner pilots ... Read more
folkfox
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
My husband and I have considerable experience as presenters on inland waterway cruises. We were looking for a (nonworking) trip that would accommodate his mobility difficulties with my own interest in regional culture. And we love to ... Read more
lremly
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I selected ACL's cruise down the Snake and Columbia Rivers for several reasons: I'm interested in the Lewis and Clark expedition, I wanted to see the landscape of the Inland Northwest, and my earlier cruise with ACL (the Lower Mississippi) ... Read more
crawshaw04
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise exceeded all our expectations. The only negative is that the cabins were much smaller than advertised though still ample. The balconies were small and not private being shared with two other cabins. Nonetheless, the efficiency ... Read more
marthapalmer
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2014
This cruise was extremely inconsistent in service, dining, entertainment and excursions For the amount of money we spent (over $8000) we expected to have outstanding service and dining. Real lobster crackers are a must for whole lobsters - ... Read more
harkin@cfl.rr.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We really enjoyed ourselves even though it was changed due to mississippi floods. we think the staff were superb even though there were problems. we especially liked drew godfrey the hotel manager. unfortunately we received info on port ... Read more
bhj
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2014
This was our seventh cruise with ACL. As always, they didn't disappoint us. The highlight was taking a shore tour to Olympic National Park and the scenery from Hurricane Ridge. It was 46 degrees in June but the view was well worth it, ... Read more
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barbthom2
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
With beautiful weather we left Baltimore's Inner Harbor and sailed down the Bay under two bridges the second being the double spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The ship had only 54 passengers so over the cruise we met many of them. They ... Read more
StevieMcD
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
American Cruise Lines always does a great job: interesting ports, great food, good lecturers, caring staff and large cabins. They do everything to cater to their passengers including paying postage on letters and complimentary cocktail ... Read more
pabate
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2014
The ship was clean, the dining room was well lit, the crew was marvelous and the cruise was very interesting. The food was well above average, however the way the last dinner was served was not so good. The lobster tail was split but it ... Read more
matron#1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise on American Cruise Lines. In comparison to large ships that I have been on, the accommodations are bare boned and stark. Do not expect luxury. The furniture resembles something from a University dorm room. But the ... Read more
Alamedacruiser
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Queen of the West docked at the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach in Portland. Boarding was easy with our bags picked up from our room in the hotel. We boarded about 10:30 am and joined our new shipmates in the lounge. Our room was ready ... Read more
cruise**77
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We embarked from the Shillsole Marina about 6 miles north of downtown Seattle (some taxi drivers seem to have a hard time finding it). Ports visited were all in Washington state -- Anacortes, Friday Harbor, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, ... Read more
HDN2ACRUISE
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my seventh cruise with American Cruise Lines and my first aboard the Queen of the Mississippi. This cruise was exceptional. The food was well planned, presented and varied. The option of half portions was not only economical in ... Read more
MissAndy
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Everything about this River cruise from Memphis to NewOrleans was first class. 1. Staterooms were spacious with the largest bathrooms I have experienced on a cruise ship. 2. Food was plentiful with lots of variety. Service was ... Read more
DiDume
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
" Small cruising done perfectly " truly describes the experience. The staff are well trained, polite and very accommodating. Food and drinks were outstanding. Entertainment and "Toots" enhanced the overall experience. That is why we hope ... Read more
Singoalla
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise on an American Cruise Line ship. From the time we embarked on the ship in New Orleans until we disembarked 7 nights later, the quality of the service, the state rooms, the food, the outings, the guides and the ... Read more
LINDYJ
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have read some of the less than satisfactory reviews of the Queen of the Mississippi and felt compelled to comment. I thought is was a wonderful trip and I am seriously considering another cruise with the line as soon as possible. I ... Read more
RandyM22
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First off let me say that I really like this cruise line. So much so, that we are taking them in Alaska this summer. The crew was very friendly and helpful. The food service and staff were excellent. The other passengers were quite ... Read more
savta3
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
We left Jacksonville Nov. 29 on The Great Rivers of Florida. This was a very relaxing cruise on quiet waters. The historian/naturalist Rachel Perkins was excellent in sharing her love for this area and her knowledge of the waterways and ... Read more

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